After a fast start, the Mets’ offense went back to sleep, and the Yankees rallied to hand the Mets a 4-3 loss. Asdrubal Cabrera and Todd Frazier homered in the first, but the Met offense squandered their chances to talk on and secure the win. A reshuffled lineup, featuring Amed Rosario leading off, Brandon Nimmo batting third, and Michael Conforto batting sixth proved not to be the panacea to the Mets’ offensive woes.
Steven Matz was as good as anyone could ask against a brutal Yankee lineup. He allowed two home runs, a solo shot to Gleyber Torres and a two-run bomb to Miguel Andujar, blowing the 3-0 lead he was handed in the bottom of the first. Robert Gsellman kept things tied in the seventh, but Anthony Swarzak started the eighth by grooving a slider to Aaron Judge that was deposited into the left field bleachers for the game-deciding run.
The loss drops the Mets to 27-34, continuing the tail spin they’ve been in for the better part of two months now. Seth Lugo starts in place of Noah Syndergaard against Luis Severino tomorrow evening on Sunday night baseball to wrap up the first half of the Subway Series.
Full recap to follow.
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